Thursday, April 19, 2018

GP Thursday: Rainbow 6 Carryover at $377,115

Gulfstream Park will begin four straight days of racing on Thursday, with a ten-race card and first post of 1:10 p.m.

The carryover on the Rainbow 6 is $377,115. It will be on races five through ten with the sequence scheduled to start at 3:27 p.m.

Conditions are listedas fast and firm.

*Thursday is the ninth day of the spring meet.

Nik Juarez goes into it as the leader in the  jockey standings with 14 wins.

Miguel Angel Vazquez is second with 11 victories. Defending champ Tyler Gaffalione and Edgard Zayas each have 10 and are tied for third place.

Juarez was tenth in wins with 45 in Gulfstream’s recently concluded championship meet.  He moved up in the standings during the final weeks of that meet. He is now getting more mounts from top trainers after championship meet leader in wins Luis Saez and several other leading riders such as brothers Irad Ortiz Jr. and Jose Ortiz have shifted to northern tracks.

Defending spring meet champion Todd Pletcher and Francisco D’Angelo have four wins each and are tied for first place in the trainer standings.

*On Saturday, Gulfstream will have the first two stakes races of its 2018 spring meet. 

The $75,000 Game Face is seven furlongs on dirt for 3-year-old fillies that have never won a stakes race.  The  $75,000 The Roar is seven furlongs on dirt for 3-year-old males that have never won a stake

We will have a preview on Friday.

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